Buddha Weekly's Latest Features
Why Dhamma (Dharma) is the most important of the Three Jewels: “The Dhamma is our arbitrator” — Ananada in the Gopaka Moggallana Sutta
Lama to All — Jetsunma Tamdrin Wangmo (1836–96) — biographical chapter from The Sakya Jetsunmas: The Hidden World of Tibetan Female Lamas
“The Sakya Jetsumas — The Hidden World of Tibetan Female Lamas” — spiritual biographies of the great female meditation masters
“I Meet the Buddha” — Chapter excerpt from “Pilgrim Maya” a Buddhist “pilgrim” quest that ends in “nothing” — a novel by Bela Breslau and Stephen Billias
Conqueror Shakyamuni Buddha: praising the King of the Shakyas — Foe Destroyer, Completely Perfect Buddha: by Sakya Pandita
Guru Rinpoche’s advice for visualizing the deity: a how-to from Padmasambhava with advice from today’s teachers (with video how-to)
Shabkar’s Song of Practice: the entire path, from refuge to generation to completion in one song by one of the great sages of Tibet
If you have time for only one Buddhist Practice — recite Diamond Sutra, or Vajra Cutter Sutra; containing the four main points of Mahayana practice — unlimited merit according to many teachers: full text of the Sutra
Buddha Weekly's Latest Videos
Video Medicine Buddha Retreat, part 1: open self-healing weekend with visualization, mantras and teachings with H.E. Zasep Rinpoche
Video part 2 of Heart Sutra Commentary by H.E. Zasep Rinpoche: how understanding Heart Sutra can help us overcome unhappiness, attachments, aversions and fear
Video: Heart Sutra Commentary by H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche Part 1: Teachings on Emptiness and the Skandas of Form and Feeling
Video: Vipashyana Mahamudra (Vipassana) short teaching on Madyamuka and brief guided meditation with H. E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche
Shakyamuni Mantra video — chant these Holy sounds to bring in a prosperous lunar new year. Happy Year of the Earth Dog!
Video Teaching: Amitabha Amitayus Powa teaching and guided meditation — transfering consciousness to the Pureland when dying or as a practice for “healing the mind.”
Video: Amitabha Buddha Mantra Om Ami Dewa Hri — bring infinite light and love into your life: powerfully chanted by Yoko Dharma with animated visualizations
Video: chanting Green Tara by Yoko Dharma; from our guided meditation series, Green Tara images and mantra to empower your practice
Buddha Weekly Online Magazine, published since 2007, takes a topical approach to modern Buddhist feature writing — topics of interest to modern Buddhists, from the multiple points-of-view of many teachers of different traditions.
WHAT THE BUDDHIST TEACHERS SAY
Our writers and editors are senior students who seek out, or research, the opinions of teachers on important Dharma issues, such as: the implications of non-human animal sentience; or palliative care and assisted dying as we all grow older; alternative healing; practice overload in busy, modern lives; internet Dharma.
THE SCIENTIFIC BUDDHIST
Most of our contributors are interested in how science compliments and reinforces Buddhist concepts. We take Dharma topics, often the Buddha's own words, and look how modern science might support ancient truths. We cite research and quote scientists and Buddhist teachers. Past topics have included: meditation for healing, the evidence for rebirth, how to understand emptiness, and why "compassion" should be put on the scientific map.
INTERVIEWS WITH THE TEACHERS
Our newest special series is "Interviews with the Buddhist Teachers". We interview, in person, a well-known teacher. These extensive interviews cover wide-ranging topics — such as Karma, Rebirth, Dharma, Buddhist Deities, Meditation, Healing and more — and are a great way to gain diverse teacher-led insight into important Dharma topics and practices.
ADVICE FROM THE TEACHERS
Buddha Weekly's new "Advice from the Teachers" videos take student questions to teachers for a short 5 minute video-recorded answer. In our first series of ten, teachers respond to questions about Karma, healing for chronic illness, losing a loved one, loss of a beloved pet, keeping motivated in your practice, dealing with memory loss, how to purify negative karma, and other important topics.